Murder of David Rizzio Engraving by Isaac Taylor in 1791
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Here we have an early engraving taken to the next level by one of our visionary trailblazers. The early engraving is entitled "The Murder of David Rizzio", and it was executed by Isaac Taylor Jr in 1791. The word "executed" is completely appropriate here. Look at the nasty angle of the arm. The next two seconds of this classical scene gets really ugly.
The fine art print is based on a Scottish painting by John Opie. Never seen an early engraving with a purely industrial tone? Yeah, me neither. Here's where it gets interesting: Someone back in the 1800s took the print and placed it on a paint canvas and heavily lacquered the print into the canvas. Take a look at what the original looks like here.
The rare print is epic. I consider it early folk art. The tone completely fits the scene. Dark, chaotic and unforgiving. Imagine this piece in an old black frame and highlighted by articulating industrial lights. The rough edges and tears accentuating the image. Brutal!
The European print measures 23" wide and 17 1/2" tall. It has patina everywhere. Lacquer, wear, grime, wrinkles, fl;making, and the occasional tear. The reverse shows evidence of the thickness of the original lacquer. But the canvas is a solid base. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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When looking at this piece, you can check every box on the "Bad Boy" list. Plus its from the 18th century. This one doesn't belong in a museum. There'd be a public outcry. Don't miss out.